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Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown has been fired after a 1-4 start to the season, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne.
It is not known yet who will take over for him, but a source indicated that one of assistant coaches Bernie Bickerstaff or Chuck Person will take over on an interim basis.
Sources had said earlier Friday that his job would be in jeopardy if the team did not perform well on its upcoming six-game homestand.
The Lakers have had a healthy Steve Nash in the lineup for only 1½ of their five games so far thanks to a leg injury, while fellow newcomer Dwight Howard has acknowledged that he's still recovering from the back surgery that brought a premature end to his 2011-12 campaign and knocked him out of the London Olympics. Kobe Bryanthas also been playing through a foot ailment.
The Lakers are off to the worst start in the Western Conference despite carrying the league's largest payroll at just over $100 million, which would trigger an estimated luxury-tax bill at season's end of nearly $30 million.
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Here is a good video of Kobe Bryant giving his coach Mike Brown the death stare during the final seconds of the Lakers' loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night 95-86.There have been reports that Mike Brown could be fired by December and replaced by Jerry Sloan who used to coach for the Jazz.
Tweet The Los Angeles Lakers lost 95-86 to the Utah Jazz Wednesday night while shooting a season-low 33.8% from the field, their fourth loss in five games this season. In the final minute of the game, Kobe Bryant gave a passing Mike Brown what can be classified as the “death stare”: The Lakers face the Golden [...]
Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Pau Gasol added 14 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers responded to coach Mike Brown's firing earlier Friday with a 101-77 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Jordan Hill scored 14 points for the Lakers, who had just a few hours to absorb Brown's dismissal after just 18 months on the job. Following a bumpy first half under...
A source has reported to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that the Los Angeles Lakers have fired head coach Mike Brown after the team’s poor 1-4 start to the season.
Brown has been on the hot seat since the Lakers got off to the worst start in the Western Conference, but it was thought that Brown would have upcoming six-game homestand before a decision on his future was made.
Embattled Laker Coach Brown is Out After Five Games Mike Brown has been fired as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers according to a post on the USA Today’s online website. The Lakers came into the season with high expectations following the additions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard but after a winless preseason, have [...]
Is it wrong that I want the Lakers to hire Stan van Gundy just so that Dwight Howard learns that you can't screw over a coach who's actually better than you?
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Much like the Kobe Bryant video we saw a couple years ago, this video of New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd jumping over a smart car is about to make the viral rounds on the Internet. Before you all scream “FAKE!!!!!” just know that Lloyd was asked about the video yesterday in the Patriots locker room and admitted that their might have been some digital tricks...
Tweet Reports are pointing to the Los Angeles Lakers bringing back Phil Jackson, saying there is a 95% chance Jackson will return for his third stint as their head coach. The Lakers coaching vacancy was created when the team fired Mike Brown after a disappointing 1-4 record to begin the season. Jackson led the Lakers [...]
A day after Jim Buss and Kobe Bryant both came out in support of Lakers head coach Mike Brown. It’s been announced that Brown has been fired. The Lakers who went 0-8 in preseason and also lost in the second round of the playoff last year are currently in the midst of their worst start [...]
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The front offices of the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets conversed plenty during the Dwight Howard saga that lasted into August, though a trade agreement never was reached.
Each new-look squad is still finding its footing without him, but Orlando hopes the recent on-court history between the clubs remains in its favor.
The Magic seek...
The NBA season is well under way, which means it’s time to fire up the old NBA4Life broadcast on CLNS. Joint Pat, Awall and guests every week as we dissect what’s happening in the league. Lots to cover this week: The new (old) Lakers Steve Nash’s return? The Stan Van Gundy Scandal Harden – the new League [...]
Earlier in the week on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted a clip of Lakers center Dwight Howard airballing a free throw against the Utah Jazz.I personally thought that it would be the worst free throw of the year but Golden State's Andris Biedrins will take that award.Watch as he misses this free throw in the first quarter against the Lakers last night: